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Buddy: The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly Kindle Edition
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The story leaves you feeling like you knew Buddy Holly on a one to one basis.
The tragic death of Buddy and the relentless fraud of his producer/manager Norman Petty add the drama aspect.
The 1950's life style in West Texas seem like a remote planet compared to todays
consumer based world.Buddy's emotional endeavours are well documented.Buddy Holly was and still is a great influence on music today. This book takes you through his short but eventfull life.
Well done Phillip Norman great book.
Buddy the person, bounces out of the pages as a person with a great gift and a determined character, but the book also shows Buddy's imperfections and mistakes which helps the reader know and understand him in a very intimate manner.
Historical dates, places, names and times are all included and I would say that this is probably as near to the real truth of Buddy's life that you will ever get.
The relationship with Norman Petty is an integral and important part of the book and the life of Buddy, and I find myself wondering if Buddy would have ever been successful without this symbiotic relationship with his recording manager. Certainly the 'sound' of those fantastic records was something that owes much to the time and the effort that Norman Petty the perfectionist, put into recording those hit records.
I loved the book which marches along without a pause for breath and puts the reader via a time warp, in the studio and on the road with Buddy Holly and The Crickets.
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In retrospect Holly-who hoped to make albbums of most other styles of music-was the progenitor for 60s high school pop and paved the way for Bobby Vee who was to have a solid link with the Crickets.
Though he could never have imagined it Holly even today is a massive influence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely superb in depth look at the short life of Buddy Holly - going into great detail on the music,politics of the music industry and the effect Buddy had in his short life on... Read morePublished 4 months ago by cuban heel
Very good insightful book, well written and researched, definite read if your interested in that era.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The definitive book on Buddy Holly, his music and the times in which he lived. I don't think I've ever seen a book which brought him into such sharp focus before. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Barry Jacobs
Takes you from a monochrome publicity pic to knowing him and the times he lived through. Worth buying a "Complete Buddy Hits" to accompany the story so that you can hear... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer